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On the importance of adaptive capacity

November 14, 2019

  In their classic HBR article (2002), “Crucibles of Leadership,” Warren Bennis and Robert Thomas examine four skills that enable leaders to learn from adversity: 1. Engage others in shared meaning 2. A distinctive, compelling voice 3. Integrity 4. Adaptive…

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The Secrets of Successful Female Networkers

November 14, 2019

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by  Tim Bower for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email…

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The mindsets and practices of excellent CEOs

November 12, 2019

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Carolyn Dewar, Martin Hirt, and Scott Keller for the McKinsey Quarterly,published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and sign up…

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Max McKeown on why new ideas need careful nurturing

November 9, 2019

In his latest book, The Innovator’s Book, Max McKeown asserts that innovation “is about practical creativity. It’s about making new ideas into something useful. Innovators do this work. They make the previously impossible possible.” More specifically: o Innovators nurture. o…

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New Leaders, Make Decisions Slowly

November 8, 2019

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. *     *     * When you take on a leadership role, it can…

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How Leaders Can Make Better Use of Feedback

November 7, 2019

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. *     *     * Do you get real value out of feedback? Sometimes…

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Jack Reacher Is Still Restless. But His Creator Has Settled Down.

November 6, 2019

The novelist Lee Child at the Vedauwoo Recreation Area outside Laramie, Wyo., recently. Child, who was born in England, bought a home in the area a couple of years ago, spurred by “an immigrant’s sense that there’s always somewhere else…

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Coaching an Employee to Solve Problems in New Ways

November 4, 2019

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. *     *     * Sometimes an employee gets stuck while solving a problem.…

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Prioritize Work That Gives You a Sense of Meaning

November 3, 2019

  Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. *     *     * We all want meaningful work, but meaning is…

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A Short Guide to Building Your Team’s Critical Thinking Skills

November 2, 2019

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Matt Plummer for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email…

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